Love in the time of cholera


Last night I started reading Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. I’m now half way through it, and honestly, when I think about it I have trouble grasping the fact that this masterpiece is so young. This novel is about my age, and it has already become a classic! I’ve read a few works by Márquez before, like One hundred years of solitude and No one writes to the colonel among others, but this is the first time I’m reading Love in the time of cholera. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get my hands on this cult novel.

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7 Responses to Love in the time of cholera

  1. I absolutely love this novel. I make it a point to read it every couple of years. I first read this novel in high school and I became obsessed with his work. Enjoy the book.

  2. Laura says:

    I need to read that soon! I really enjoyed “Chronicles of an Annouced Death”…we had to read it in school and my friends and I loooooooved it.

  3. Layla_White says:

    My second language is spanish, so I read those in original and my native language. Must say it’s much better in original cause the lexicon Marquez using is amazing! Did you know that he decided to marry his future wife Mercedes when she was nine, “a little girl with ducks on her dress,” and proposed when she was fourteen; eventually he married her when she was 26 and he was 31 and they are still married today )))

  4. I really wish I knew Spanish to read it in the original. Read the book about 5-6 years ago and have also seen the film.

  5. Zahra says:

    You must, must, must read Chronicle of A Death Foretold! I studied it for a world literature class and absolutely LOVED it. :)

    Also, on a a (somewhat) unrelated note… have you read Turn of The Screw by Henry James? It’s this amazingly-frustrating victorian ghost story and I think you’ll really enjoy it.

  6. Katrina says:

    Marquez is a fantastic writer. I love magical realism.

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